Navigation Links
A baby, Skype and water research partnership with Israel
Date:7/20/2010

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- A year ago, Sharon Walker, an associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, flew to Israel with support from a Fulbright fellowship to study water quality and sustainability issues in a similarly arid environment.

She returned last month with a a deep familiarity with Skype, a baby daughter and a grant to develop a collaborative program on water sustainability with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

Her daughter, Ma'ayan, is now five months old. She spent 10 hours a week on Skype communicating with her six doctoral students, including one who likely will be going to Israel in December. And the $147,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture kicked off last week with an Israeli scholar's visit to UCR.

In the coming years, Walker, the John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering at UCR, hopes research and exchanges between UCR and Ben-Gurion faculty and graduate students will help the U.S. follow Israel's lead in sustainable water use.

With co-principal director Moshe Herzberg of Ben-Gurion, Walker will establish an international, interdisciplinary research and education collaboration with the goal of developing innovative approaches to water management for agricultural uses, especially in desert areas.

The project, "Water Sustainability in Desert Agriculture: Enhancing relationships with global competency of graduate students and faculty through collaboration with Israel," has three components:

  • Hands-on experience with Israel's water management and agricultural research in short visits for faculty and extended visits for students.

  • Shared materials for undergraduate and graduate course development to enhance the international content of existing courses at UCR and Ben-Gurion.

  • Dissemination of
    '/>"/>

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer
2. Experts to discuss global water crisis
3. Commercial aquatic plants offer cost-effective method for treating wastewater
4. UNC study on properties of carbon nanotubes, water could have wide-ranging implications
5. Waterborne disease risk upped in Great Lakes
6. Turning freshwater farm ponds into crab farms
7. Ripple effect: Water snails offer new propulsion possibilities
8. NJIT professors research suggests changes in underwater data communications
9. Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University
10. Cold water corals conference to be held in Woods Hole
11. Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/11/2015)... August 11, 2015 Today, ZUK announced its ... as well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales ... revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen ... prominent smartphone manufacturer in China ... selected FPC1 155 for Z1 ...
(Date:8/10/2015)... The latest 364 page report from ... the global border security market . Visiongain ... 2015. Now: Border security is hard to achieve ... business critical issue you need to know about - and ... analysis of how this will impact your company and the ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... BOSTON and TELTOW, Germany ... the 2015 Siggraph Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) ... augmented reality , based on Epson,s Moverio ... eye tracking platform. With this new solution, unprecedented quality ... multi-modal, hands-free interaction with context-sensitive displays. For the first ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1155 in ZUK's Smartphone Z1 2Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 2Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 3Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 4Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 5Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 6Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 7Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 8Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 9SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... bacteria that can thrive in extreme situations---surviving on toxic ... the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) May ... manage to do that: by harnessing other potentially harmful ... they live on. , Such insights could lead to ...
... human health. It is based on the biocidal and ... towers of factory buildings and installations that are prone ... disease. , In order to validate the system, the ... within a biologically-isolated laboratory (P2 level). A wide range ...
... them, birds could not fly or attract mates. But ... current hypothesis, developmental biologists at University of Wisconsin Medical ... a previous study, UW anatomy professor John F. Fallon ... bone morphogenetic protein 2 (Bmp2) must be expressed in ...
Cached Biology News:A radical solution for environmental pollution 2Molecular mechanism of feather formation found 2Molecular mechanism of feather formation found 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... high-quality recombinant antibodies, announced today that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has ... which will be administered by the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015   Medfusion, Inc., a patient ... doctors and patients, today announced a $3 million ... -based venture capital firms.   "We ... Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture Partners," ... Executive Chairman. "Both firms, experience working at the ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) announces ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Sara will also be ... the Shire Board. Both appointments will be effective as of ... President and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. ... D&B, she helped drive the transformation of the company from ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Research and ... the "Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends ... The Argentina Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 1.17% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AxioMx Announces Receipt of SBIR Grant for DNA-Protein Complex Antigen Development 2AxioMx Announces Receipt of SBIR Grant for DNA-Protein Complex Antigen Development 3Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 3Shire Appoints Sara Mathew to Board of Directors 2Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2020 2
... USA Study to Evaluate Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease ... Patients in Real-World Setting, ... of the XIENCE V(TM) USA post-approval study, with six,hospital centers already ... Drug Administration approved the XIENCE V(TM),Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. The ...
... a new Report from,Irving Levin Associates, a total of ... industry during the second quarter of 2008, a,19% increase ... Based on,preliminary figures, a total of $85.5 billion was ... increase over the prior quarter,s,$27.7 billion. It is also ...
... one of the,largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., ... Carolina area and welcomes two,local patent attorneys, Allen R. Baum ... office. Mr. Baum and Mr. Elliott, formerly with The,Hutchison Law ... open for business on Tuesday, July 15, 2008., "Brinks ...
Cached Biology Technology:Abbott Begins Post-Approval Study of XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 2Abbott Begins Post-Approval Study of XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 3Abbott Begins Post-Approval Study of XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 4Second Quarter Health Care M&A Strongest In Years According To New Report From Irving Levin Associates, Inc. 2Second Quarter Health Care M&A Strongest In Years According To New Report From Irving Levin Associates, Inc. 3Second Quarter Health Care M&A Strongest In Years According To New Report From Irving Levin Associates, Inc. 4Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Expands to High-Tech Raleigh/Durham Area; Adds Accomplished Patent Attorneys to Its New Office 2Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Expands to High-Tech Raleigh/Durham Area; Adds Accomplished Patent Attorneys to Its New Office 3
XBP-1 (F-4)...
Mouse monoclonal [AE3] to Cytokeratin 1 - 8, prediluted ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Tissue / cell preparation - Human epidermal cells. Entrez GeneID: 140807 Swiss P...
pETDuet-1 is designed for the coexpression of two target genes....
...
Biology Products: